Gramercy Park Block Association - Neighborhood News #402
Spotlight on our Gramercy Park Neighbors

Neighbor James Turrell's Exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum


David Heald/Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York 
James Turrell's "Aten Reign" installation cycles through the color spectrum in an hour
Gramercy Park neighbor and world renowned artist James Turrell's work is currently featured in an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum. The exhibition includes "Aten Reign," an "immense, elliptical, nearly hallucinatory play of light and color that makes brilliant use of the museum's famed rotunda and ocular skylight."  It is the largest temporary installation Mr. Turrell or the museum has ever undertaken.  
The Guggenheim exhibition is one of three major museums now celebrating the art of Mr. Turrell, 70, a leading member of the groundbreaking Light and Space generation of artists that emerged in Los Angeles in the late 1960s. The most comprehensive is at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, while the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston is showing seven works from its collection.  
"James Turrell" continues through Sept. 25 at the Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, at 89th Street.
Click here for more information on the Guggenheim website. 



Gramercy Park Neighbor Rick Butler publishes book of 14 short stories


Our Gramercy Park neighbor Rick Butler has recently published a collection of 14 short stories based on his life experiences titled The Mountie in the House and Other Stories


"These are lively, insightful and highly entertaining stories from a very fine writer with talent to burn," says Leo Furey, Random House author of The Long Run. "Prime reading for lovers of vivid, fast-paced fiction."    


In addition to being a writer, Butler is founding owner of The World Famous Hotel California in Santa Monica and San Francisco, and has been a radio and TV announcer and producer, Hollywood screenwriter, and university professor. 

Click here to visit the book website.